But Decarnin's tattered jeans and T-shirts were equally as expensive—think $1,000 for an artfully torn tank top.
In the months ahead, repairing that tattered sense of trust may prove to be even tougher than the fight against the Taliban.
Now, instead of tending grimly to her husband's tattered image, Elin is weighing a massive payout and, presumably, other offers.
mid-14c., "clad in slashed garments," from Old Norse toturr "rag," cognate with Old English tættec, tætteca "rag, tatter," Low German tater "tatter." The noun is attested from c.1400.